ART QUOTES: What is an Artist?

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Romare Bearden “Dream of Exile”

If you’re any kind of artist, you make a miraculous journey, and you come back and make some statements in shapes and colors of where you were.

-Romare Bearden

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William S. Burroughs with his shotgun art

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.

-William S. Burroughs

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Philip Guston

We are image-makers and image-ridden… We work until we vanish.

-Philip Guston

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George Bellows “Cliff Dwellers”

The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful.

-George Bellows

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Saul Steinberg

The artist is an educator of artists of the future…

-Saul Steinberg

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17 thoughts on “ART QUOTES: What is an Artist?

  1. This are real clever quotes and they describe quite impressively that nobody can give a absolute definition of art, but that thinking about what art could be is an important task for artists. There is also a book by Sarah Thornton dealing with this topic, amongst others.

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